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G.O. 102 – Emily McCarthy

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G.O. 102 - GORUCK with Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy grew up on the beaches and sandlots of Florida where running became a lifelong passion. Adulthood would carry her across the globe working with volunteer groups and the CIA. Now, she and her husband run GORUCK, a group rooted in special forces principles where veterans and civilians come together to build active communities. Emily and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the mission of GORUCK, her experiences with other cultures, her history with the CIA, and the finer qualities of Red Rover.

 

LINKS:

GORUCK.com
GORUCK on Instagram
GORUCK on Facebook
Star Course Hit List

Emily on Instagram

 

G.O. 099 – Steven Reinhold

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G.O. 099 - Steven Reinhold, Adventure Philanthropist Hillbilly

Steven Reinhold wants his adventures to make an impact. Early experiences with Big City Mountaineers shifted his pursuits towards adventure philanthropy. He balances his time with guiding, brand ambassadorship, volunteer work, and leading cleanup initiatives with the Trashtag Project. He and Jason spoke in a windy AT shelter one afternoon about his path to philanthropy, the realities of being a brand ambassador, and the inspirations and goals for #trashtag.

 

LINKS:

Great Global Cleanup – Earth Day

Appalachian Adventure Company:
Instagram
Facebook
appadventureco.com

Trashtag Project:
Instagram
Facebook

Volunteer Groups:
Big City Mountaineers
All Hands and Hearts

South Beyond 6000 Challenge

G.O. 011 – Chez Brungraber

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G.O. 011 - Chez Brungraber, Efficient Ecosystem Expert

Chez Brungraber is intrinsically linked to nature. As a botanist and wildlife biologist, her relationship with and understanding of the outdoors is what makes her a successful scientist. A lifelong love of plant-life has inspired her to spend as much time as possible outside, both professionally and recreationally. Travel and backpacking are two of her passions and they have carried her around the world including Nepal and Kenya. She is also the founder of Gobi Gear, an outdoor gear company focusing on efficient and reliable equipment, particularly stuff sacks. She and Jason spoke on Skype about her travels, volunteering in Kenya, ultimate frisbee, and the story behind Gobi Gear.

LINKS:

gobigear.com

Chez’s Consulting Business
Gobi Gear Kickstarter campaign

Want to help out and get involved?
In the USA: outdoorfoundation.org
In east Africa: womensbakery.com
In Nepal – Nepal Cyclists Ride to the Rescue (NCRR)

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